Lamar Jackson: Ravens QB shows off incredible arm strength in viral video

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is showing off his incredible arm strength with an impressive viral video.

Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, despite some very impressive seasons in the past few years, are still trying to find a way to break through the glass ceiling and make a run at being legitimate Super Bowl contenders. 

Since being taken with the #32 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Jackson has become one of the dominant threats in the league, both because of what he can do with his arms as well as his legs, having put up 9,967 passing yards and 84 touchdowns through the air whilst rushing for a further 3,673 yards and 21 touchdowns.

From 2016-2020, the Ravens never finished lower than second in the AFC North, went to the playoffs three times and even managed to grab the AFC’s #1 seed back in 2019 in a year that saw Jackson win league MVP, John Harbaugh win Head Coach of the Year and Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman take home Assistant Coach of the Year, but alas it hasn’t yielded any silverware just yet.

Sparking a little debate

Despite the aforementioned impressive numbers, there are still some around the league that question exactly what Jackson can bring to the table when it comes to using just his arm rather than his legs, as best summed up by ESPN’s Get Up last week:

There are some stats, like this one from midway through last season that would suggest the numbers don’t necessarily reflect what some people see:

So it’s a case really of believing who or what you want to believe. But Jackson left little doubt of what he is capable of with an incredible video that was posted this past weekend.

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A video posted on fitness trainer @SpenceFit__’s Instagram page, which was relayed on Twitter and garnered more than 125k views, showed Jackson launching a ball into the end zone from the 50-yard line, all whilst on his knees:

So it shows just what he can do when forced to stand still in the pocket, and that he might indeed be capable of even more when he’s allowed to use his feet for extra power. 

Let’s see if there are any long throws like that this upcoming season, because then it might just put the debate to bed a little bit. 

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